Nathan Coombs

Nathan Coombs

Birth
Barnstable County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 26 Dec 1877 (aged 51)
Napa, Napa County, California, USA
Burial Napa, Napa County, California, USA
Plot Coombs Mausoleum
Memorial ID 74831051 · View Source
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The Hon. Nathan Coombs was born in Middleborough, Massachusetts, in 1826, and at an early age went with his mother to the Territory of Iowa, and settled near the then embryotic city of Muscatine. His father was dead, and his mother was then married to a Dr. Carpenter. In 1842 the family went to Oregon across the plains, and in 1843 came to California, locating in Yolo County. In 1845 the subject of this memoir came to Napa Valley and purchased a farm from Salvador Vallejo, which was located about one and a half miles north-west of where Napa City now stands, and where he resided till his death. He also owned the land on which a portion of Napa City now stands, and laid out the original town site in 1848. He served in the State Legislature, and always took a very active part in whatever conduced to the welfare and advancement of the city and county in which he resided. He was a very liberal contributor to public improvements, and was well known all over the State as a raiser of blooded stock and a patron of the turf. He reared a family of intelligent children, one daughter having married Hon. John M. Coghlan, and one of his sons is the present District Attorney of Napa County. Much more could be said of the life of this most worthy pioneer, but we regret that the proper data could not be obtained, and we were dependent upon the press notices for all the facts stated above. His death occurred December 26,1877.


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  • Created by: Mike Clark
  • Added: 12 Aug 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 74831051
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nathan Coombs (12 Jun 1826–26 Dec 1877), Find a Grave Memorial no. 74831051, citing Tulocay Cemetery, Napa, Napa County, California, USA ; Maintained by Mike Clark (contributor 47478488) .